[mythtv-users] nvidia module won't load
nowhere at cox.net
nowhere at cox.net
Mon Nov 26 18:29:46 UTC 2007
---- Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> Nick F wrote:
> > On 11/26/07, *nowhere at cox.net <mailto:nowhere at cox.net>*
> > <nowhere at cox.net <mailto:nowhere at cox.net>> wrote:
> > ---- Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at gmail.com
> > <mailto:hobbes1069 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > > nowhere at cox.net <mailto:nowhere at cox.net> wrote:
> > > > Stupid me. Made the mistake of yum update again. Never works
> > without breaking. Anyway, same ole problem. nvidia module won't
> > load. I did the usual below and then I tried to yum remove and yum
> > install the nvidia drivers but they don't exist. I think I still
> > need the 9631 drivers since my card is integrated on the mobo.
> > Here is a ton of info. Last time I fixed this by creating a
> > symlink to the driver using a different extension but that didn't
> > work this time...
> > > I'm assuming the "yum update" installed a new kernel? I use the
> > nvidia
> > > drivers from freshrpms which includes dkms so every time the
> > kernel gets
> > > updated it rebuilds the module automatically during boot-up. I
> > believe
> > > livna also has a similar package available. If you need older
> > drivers
> > > freshrpms also has a 96xx and 97xx packages as well.
> > eah but I backed off to 4-65 again and all the old drivers
> > wouldn't work anymore. Tried looking how everything was name and
> > it was as it is listed above. So I guess the question is which
> > graphics drivers do I need. I'm pretty sure nothing above 9631
> > works on my card so which one?
> > I had a similar problem, with similar error messages, when using the
> > atrpms drivers on a legacy NVIDIA (integrated card). I never did
> > solve the problem, and since it was happening around the time ATRPMS
> > was offline, I found the LIVNA driver didn't exhibit the same
> > behaviour. I only use LIVNA for my NVIDIA drivers, and ATRPMS for the
> > rest. So - if all else fails - try LIVNA.
> I believe the 96xx and 97xx (last one being 9755) were replaced with the
> 100.14.xx on atrpms.net. You'd have to do a "yum install
> nvidia-graphics100.14.19-kmdl-18.104.22.168-21.fc7" (assuming you are running
> Fedora) or "yum install nvidia-graphics100.14.19-kmdl-$KVER" (where
> $KVER is your kernel version).
> IF you manage to get the kernel installed and the associated
> nvidia-graphics<ver>-kmdl installed and things aren't working right,
> give "nvidia-graphics-switch" a try..
> For what it is worth, I recently upgraded my frontends, jumped through
> the nvidia/kernel/atrpms hoops to get the kernel updated, and found that
> there is a "pink screen" problem (I run Fedora, but it's a driver issue,
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=572057) with the latest
> driver. Hence, I wanted to back down to my already installed 9755
> driver and the previous kernel. I ran nvidia-graphics-switch with the
> right options, updated grub.conf to boot the previous kernel, and I was
> back up and running in no time.
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Hey Thanks Rich,
I can never seem to keep up with version renames and junk like that. I'm at work but I will try to boot to the new kernel, install the nvidia 100 stuff and give it a whirl. If no joy, I will back off to 4-65 again and try the same 100 drivers. Unfortunately, since I suspected a damaged package or something, I yum removed the 9613 drivers and now they are nowhere to be found. I had yum problems late last week and had to do yum cleans to clear up the mismatch errors I was getting so I don't have a local copy of the drivers that I know where working.
I have however gotten smart and backed up my working xorg.conf, and wrote a script to copy it to /etc/xorg since every time I do anything with the nvidia installs or switches, it replaces my working xorg.conf with one that doesn't work.
I'll let you know tonight if you awesome help did the trick!
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